Rosemont Mine Decision Puts 1872 Mining Law Reform in the Spotlight

November 26, 2019 • Megan Knight
On July 31, 2019, just one day before work on the Rosemont Mine was to commence near Tucson, Arizona, United States District Judge James A. Soto issued his ruling in the Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Fish and… More »

Tell Trump’s EPA not to gut methane safeguards

President Trump’s Environmental "Protection" Agency wants to gut safeguards limiting the oil and gas industry’s methane and toxic air pollution. This move would devastate our health and climate.
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Environmental Groups Voice Support for Mining Law Reform

October 23, 2019
Washington – Today, the House Natural Resources Committee approved Chairman Raul Grijalva’s (D-AZ) and Congressman Lowenthal’s (D-CA) Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019 by a vote of 21-13. The legislation would replace the 1872 General Mining Law, which still… More »

Study from Colorado Regulatory Agency Confirms Health Threats; Earthworks calls for Pause in Permits

October 18, 2019 • Nathalie Eddy and Nadia Steinzor
With the release of a new study yesterday, Colorado regulators have finally confirmed what local residents, Earthworks, and numerous scientists (including at the Colorado School of Public Health) have asserted for years: oil and gas operations near homes and communities… More »

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TEDx Review of Health Impacts from Oil and Gas in Colorado

October 18, 2019

Will federal rollback leave Pennsylvania with “weak and meek” pollution protections?

October 7, 2019 • Leann Leiter
Read the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial board’s call for strong Pennsylvania methane rules here. There is visible proof that oil and gas air pollution is making our climate crisis worse and impacting communities across Pennsylvania.  It is an urgent reminder that… More »

#StrikeWithUs September 20-27th

September 18, 2019 • Jennifer Krill
Fall brings changing weather and the beginning of the school year. And now, it brings cataclysmic weather events, the burning of the Amazon, destructive hurricanes and wildfires, along with leadership emerging from youth around the world, calling all of us… More »

Atmospheric dumping ground: studies spotlight flaring in the Permian Basin

August 22, 2019 • Nadia Steinzor
Oil and gas companies often claim they limit pollution by using “best practices.” But what happens when those practices actually make things worse? Such is the case with flaring natural gas, which operators and regulators claim is necessary to avoid… More »